Commissioners hear Extension program update

June 15, 2018

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Lincoln County 4-H Program Coordinator Taylor Mueller and her intern provided a program update to the Lincoln County Commissioners.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Lincoln County 4-H Pro­gram Coordinator Taylor Mueller spoke to the Lin­coln County Board of Com­missioners during their Tuesday, June 5 meeting to introduce a summer in­tern and provide a Grow­ing 4-H Together: Volun­teers in Vision and Action program update. The pur­pose of the program is to “define the direction a county 4-H program can take to contribute to the positive development of young people, strengthen the volunteer system and structure to advance 4-H priorities, and identify potential organizational partners who have a mu­tual interest in working tougher to improve the scope and quality of youth development in the com­munity.”

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LLEC holds annual meeting

June 15, 2018

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Alan Fischer accepts a scholarship award on behalf of his son Jacob from LLEC Board President Sandy Ludeman.

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 79th annual meeting of Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LLEC) was held on Wednesday, June 6. The election of three to serve to the Board of Directors was held. For the first time in memory, none of the incumbent board members had a chal­lenger in their respective districts. All three were re­elected to their positions. Mary Gunnink was elected in District 1; Sandy Lude­man for District 2; and Donna Stone in District 3.

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RTR and TMB high schools co-hosting ag education intern

June 15, 2018

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Jen Boersma of Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High (RTR) School and Jason Kaare of Tracy High School are co-hosting Emily Amundson as an Agricultural Education Intern as part of a State Teach Ag Results (STAR) program initiative, which is coordinated by the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC) within the state. Seven students majoring in Agricultural Education at North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University and Southwest Minnesota State University with the intent to teach agricultural education in Minnesota have been selected and paired with current agriculture teachers for the summer…

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Kathleen Brastad

June 15, 2018

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Kathleen Sue Brastad (nee Andersen), age 69, passed away in Burnsville on June 2. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 at Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 RD 42, Burnsville. Visitation is one hour prior to Mass at the church.
Known to her friends as Kathy, she was born Aug. 20, 1948 in Tyler to Cecilia (Kelley) and Viggo Andersen. Her father was a farmer and her mother was a schoolteacher. They lived in Tyler with her older sister Mary and younger brother Robert. She graduated from Tyler High School in 1966. Kathy moved to the Twin Cities later that year, where she attended vocational-technical school for accounting. She worked at Ford Motor Company building Ford trucks; that’s where she met her future husband Jerry.
Kathy was married to Jerome O. Brastad on Oct. 5, 1985. They had two children, Kristen and Jared. She was an active member of the Church of the Risen Savior, playing for 30-plus years with the Messengers Choir. Her great joys included music, singing, reading, friends, and family. Strangers were merely friends she hadn’t met yet.
Kathy will be greatly missed by the many people she had touched. She is survived by her husband Jerry; her children, Kristen Kennedy and husband George, and Jared Brastad; her sister Mary Kult and husband Dave; and sister-in-law Patty Andersen. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Viggo and Cecilia Andersen and her brother Robert Andersen.

Patricia Gutbrod

June 15, 2018

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Patricia “Patti” L. Gut­brod, age 69 of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully from complica­tions of breast cancer on May 24 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital with her husband and daughters by her side. She courageously fought breast cancer from 2004 through 2018.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Arco. The family will re­ceive friends for visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. Gener­ations Funeral Home and Crematory of Tomahawk, Wisconsin is assisting the family. View Patti’s obitu­ary and leave online con­dolences at generationsfu­neral.com.
Patti was born May 23, 1949 in Arco to Cletus and Gladys (Christiansen) Schreurs. She was married to Douglas Gutbrod on June 8, 1996.
Patti graduated from Tyler High School in 1967. She later attended Alexan­dria Technical and Com­munity College obtain­ing her associate degree in the medical secretary program. Patti moved to Minneapolis after gradu­ation, where she worked at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in the Radiology Transcription Department for 32 years. Upon retire­ment in 2010, Patti and Douglas left Minneapolis and moved to Tomahawk, Wisconsin.
Patti was “Angel Mom” to Douglas’ two daughters, Abigail and Ashley. Some of Patti’s biggest joys came from spending time with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She always looked forward to fam­ily outings when everyone could be together. Patti en­joyed gardening and mak­ing things beautiful. She was happiest when there was dirt under her finger­nails. Patti liked to ride on their Harley and enjoyed traveling the country, es­pecially out west. She loved live music, dancing and living life to the full­est.
Survivors include her husband Douglas Gutbrod of Tomahawk, Wisconsin; daughters Abigail Gutbrod of Tomahawk, Wisconsin and Ashley (Corey) Reh­waldt of Richfield; grand­children Presley Gutbrod, Nolan Rehwaldt and Mor­gan Rehwaldt; her mother Gladys Schreurs of Mar­shall; her sister Nancy (Wayne) Stahnke of Olivia; and her brother Wayne (Darlene) Schreurs of Hendricks. Patti is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father Cletus, her sister Judy Schreurs, and her brother Alan Schreurs.
Memorials are appreci­ated to the Aspirus Wau­sau Hospital Palliative Unit in Patti’s name.

Rodeo action hits Russell one last time

June 7, 2018

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Dylan Peper of Centuria, Wisconsin is pictured dropping off his galloping horse onto a galloping steer Friday night at the Russell Stampede Rodeo. He was able to wrestle the steer to the ground in 13.1 seconds. Organizers of the event have announced that after 15 years, this will be the final Stampede Rodeo at Bandwagon Days.

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ATV trail becomes a reality in Russell

June 7, 2018

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Gary Thooft standing by the official ribbon that was cut on Saturday at the ceremony to open the new Shady Oaks Native Prairie Adventure Trails near Russell.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
It was over two decades in the making and lots of hard work, not to mention more than a little red tape to fight through, but last Saturday the ribbon was finally cut to signify approval of Shady Oaks Native Prairie Adventure Park. The four-wheeler ATV trails became a reality behind the hard work and passion of Gary Thooft of Russell. The ceremony was scheduled to take part in Bandwagon Days events over the weekend, but by the time the signage for the trails are installed, it will not be officially open to the public until around Independence Day…

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Council faces concerned citizens over city’s appearance

June 7, 2018

Special public meeting scheduled for Monday

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Tyler residents Jim Boyle and Joan Jagt were among the people speaking during the Public Express portion of Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Over a dozen Tyler residents were on hand to speak during the public express before Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting, speaking on a variety of issues. The discussion went on for nearly two hours, over an hour of which was devoted entirely to the lack of improvement to blighted properties in the city…

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Eighty years of fishing

June 7, 2018

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Don Kuhn of Tyler has been fishing for eight decades.

By Richard Siemers

Fishing season opened on Saturday, May 12, and there was no question what Don Kuhn would be doing that day. “It was cold and windy but my son (Bryan) and I fished and had good luck,” Don said. “I wore my snowmobile suit.”
There was no way he could stay home on fishing opener.

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Knights bow out with 14-3 loss to LQPV Eagles

June 7, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
The RTR baseball boys saw their successful season come to a quick end as they would fall to the LQPV Eagles last Thursday in Yankee Stadium. No, it was not the Yankee Stadium we think of when we think of pro baseball. This ball park was in Milroy where the Milroy Yankees play their games. We do have to realize that many of these Knights have played in some special places this school year.
The Eagles started the scoring in their first inning by scoring four runs. Jared Baartman, the Knights pitcher, had trouble finding home plate in this inning as three consecutive walks all scored.

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